Sunday, September 27, 2015

Do you remember my gnomes?

Look what we saw on vacation:
"The Gnome Project," by Jessica Peill-Meininghaus

I didn't pick it up, but maybe I should have as the reviews are on the whole good:

What do you do when life is too chaotic? How about felting a gnome? Or 365 of them, one for each day of the year.

Artist and wool crafter Jessica Peill-Meininghaus decided that she needed a project to teach herself follow-through in life. She settled on making one of her popular felted-wool gnomes every day for a year. With pipe cleaners and wool roving, amidst the chaos of raising four children and moving cross-country, Peill-Meininghaus felted her way through hundreds of charming, pointy-hatted, often bearded characters.

Lavishly decorated with photos of each charming creation, The Gnome Project is the surprising and magical story of what happens when we commit to something small. (Hint: It's something very big, as in making life more meaningful.) Here is her inspirational tale, complete with gnome-making instructions. 

10 comments:

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Well, that is a project!!!!

Jane and Chris said...

I'm going to write a book about cleaning litter trays,and how it's changed my life! Seriously wonder what publishers think is a good read.
Jane x

Betsy said...

How funny that you would see that book just after making all of your gnomes! That is a lot of gnomes. I wonder what she did with them all. (But probably not enough to purchase the book.). Ha!
Blessings,
Betsy

William Kendall said...

Quite a project!

Holly Hollyson said...

That would be an awesome project! One that I could totally imagine doing myself too! I love whimsical little creatures!

Gillian said...

What a lot of gnomes.

Stella Jones said...

Well! Fancy that. I have two gnomes and can testify to their ownership becoming attic time!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Neat project, you could do the knitting version :)

Jackie said...

Amazing, one would think that knitting a gnome a day is a really big project!!!

God bless.

Leigh said...

How about that!